Friday, August 16, 2013

Emerging From the Rabbit Hole

Emerging From the Rabbit Hole, oil, 32"x48", 2013

To fall down the rabbit hole:  a bizarre period of chaos or confusion, life being suddenly filled with strange events.  This can be an experience fueled by mind-altering drugs or just a quick and irreversible jump into oblivion (although I've found that one can only rarely exist without the other).

I jumped feet first and with complete abandon down the rabbit hole years ago, and I'm just now emerging to take the first breathes of fresh air.  I had forgotten about the existence of sunlight or maybe I never knew how to recognize it in the first place.  It was so long ago.

Emerging From the Rabbit Hole is a painting depicting my current point of the journey, recovery.  The reference image I used is based on a photo taken by a friend of Bingham Canyon Copper Mine in Utah.  Bingham has been in operation for over 100 years and is the largest man-made excavation on earth.  This is a testament to just how deep I had fallen.

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